Monday, 15 May 2017

Goals for May 2017

I know we're already halfway through the month, but better late than never when it comes to goals, eh? As well as taking a bit of down time after the A-Z Challenge, I've been dealing with a situation over the last two or three weeks. Hopefully it's under control now and I can turn my attention back to some writing and editing goals.

So, here we go...


  • Continue writing the ending for the final book in the Black & White trilogy.
It feels like this has been going on for the longest time, especially after not doing any writing during April, but I hope to get closer to the end this month. 5000 words at a minimum.

  • Go through CP notes for part two of the trilogy.
Yes, thanks to my lovely CPs I now have a full set of notes with aspects for improvement. One particularly large plot point needs to be reassessed, so I need to give this due consideration.

  • Start putting together a marketing plan for the release of part one.
Hoping for a release in late summer or autumn, so I need to start drawing up plans for a blog tour, advertising, and other aspects, as well as sourcing cover art.

In other news - I'm delighted (and somewhat flabbergasted) to have been invited to become the newest member of the IWSG admin team, so another goal is to familiarise myself with my duties! Can't wait to get stuck in!

Do you have any mid-month goals?

20 comments:

Annalisa Crawford said...

5000 words by the end of the month seems completely achievable. That's very close to my goal as well. I've written the book, but I'm doing some serious revision, which feels like starting from scratch. The beginning and ending need a lot of work.

Congrats on the IWSG admin job.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Nick - well done and I do hope the problem is on its way to being over ... congratulations for becoming an IWSG admin ... lots to learn and how interesting. Good luck with the writing and the plans. I have some fairly major challenges ahead - the thing is for me to remember the light at the other end - once I'm through and I will be - aim for and improve my landing abilities at the light! Cheers and all the best - Hilary

DeeDee said...

All the best for the completion of your book and also congrats for being the new member on the IWSG team

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Natalie Aguirre said...

I'm so impressed that you are planning goals so soon after A-Z challenge. And congrats on being an IWSG administrator. I'm co-producing and running front of house for a community theater group and the play runs through this weekend. I'm looking to get back to a normal life after it's over.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

And we are happy to have you on board as an IWSG admin!

The Cynical Sailor said...

Congrats on being asked to be a member of the IWSG admin team! You're going to be a great addition :-)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

It's never too late for setting goals! :) I'm still working on Story A Day May and loving it, so no new goals for me right now.

Congrats on the IWSG Admin position! :)


Bish Denham said...

Congratulations all the way around, Nick! Sounds like your busy and enjoying it.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Start planning now. You'll need that time to prepare.

We're delighted to have you join the IWSG team.

Patricia Lynne said...

Good luck with your goals!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Good luck with the goals. It sounds like you're making great progress.

betty said...

Congrats with joining the IWSG group! Truly a lot of talented people there! Great goals too for the rest of May!

betty

JeffO said...

Congrats! Mid month goals: get back to writing. May has been kind of a loss for me so far.

Darla M Sands said...

You rock! Please don't let other promises get in the way of art. Best wishes in all your endeavors.

Liz A. said...

Maybe you should do your goals in the middle of the month all the time. 15th to the 15th. Good luck with yours.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Wow! Go Nick, go! Congrats on becoming part of the IWSG team!

Sherry Ellis said...

I think it's good to stop in May or June and take a look at your New Year's resolutions and see exactly how you're doing. And if you didn't set any goals at the beginning of the year, it's a good time to start.

Jean Davis said...

Congrats on your IWSG promotion! Good luck with your 5K writing goal.

Loni Townsend said...

I hope your situation works itself out, and best of luck with your goals!

Click said...

These sound like some good goals, good luck with them.

Cait @ Click's Clan